I think iCloud Drive made me lose my files

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ehzool, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. ehzool macrumors member

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    So, I accidentally turned on iCloud Drive yesterday, and it deleted everything from my desktop and started uploading it to iCloud, and I immediately said "oh I don't want that to happen" and cancelled it.

    Now, there's nothing on my desktop and only like 10% of what was on it, is backed up in iCloud.

    Is there no way to get my stuff back?
     
  2. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    I'm afraid I don't there is a roll back feature for iCloud.
     
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6

    Fishrrman

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    I would never Never NEVER "trust the cloud" for anything.
    Not Apple's iCloud -- not ANYBODY'S cloud.

    You have just learned what can go wrong.
    Always ALWAYS keep a physical drive with a backup of your important files that YOU (not "the cloud") control.

    Go forth from this day and learn -- a sadder, but wiser, man.
     
  4. komatsu macrumors 6502

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    But I bet if the NSA needed the info they could get it :)
     
  5. jameshenderson macrumors newbie

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    I believe it is all still there, but has been moved to /library pending upload. Try searching for a file that you knew was on your desktop.
     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I had a similar problem as I didn’t know that the default at the time was iCloud On. I didn’t try to do anything myself as all the options were confusing and scary.

    So I called Apple support and they walked me through a bunch of steps to get everything back. So basically what I’m saying is call them before you try doing anything else or giving up.
     
  7. jameshenderson macrumors newbie

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    #7
    ...one other thing, check your documents as "desktop and documents" are switched on/off together for iCloud Drive.
    --- Post Merged, Feb 13, 2018 ---
    Try here:
    ~/Library/Mobile Documents/

    Just open a finder window, and press Shift + Control + G and paste in "~/Library/Mobile Documents/" without the quotes.
     

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